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ACR Responds to HHS Benefit and Payment Parameters Final Rule

The American College of Rheumatology (ACR) today expressed concern that the 2019 Benefit and Payment Parameters final rule allowing states to select their own Essential Health Benefits (EHB) benchmark plans on federal health exchanges could...
12-Apr-2018 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

2018 State-of-the-Art Clinical Symposium Highlights Precision Medicine to Treat Rheumatic Diseases

The American College of Rheumatology (ACR) will hold its annual State-of-the-Art Clinical Symposium (SOTA) in Chicago, IL, on April 13-15, which features groundbreaking rheumatology research and roundtable discussions.
1-Mar-2018 11:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

American College of Rheumatology Awarded Grant to Focus on Projects That Curb Health Disparities

The American College of Rheumatology was awarded a grant from the American Society of Association Executives to develop a new program, Uniting Collaborators for Innovation (UCOIN), that focuses on creating member-led initiatives that diminish racial...
14-Feb-2018 11:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Complimentary Press Registration Available for 2018 State-of-the-Art Clinical Symposium

The American College of Rheumatology (ACR) welcomes members of the press to write about rheumatology research presented the State-of-the-Art Clinical Symposium (SOTA) in Chicago, IL, on April 13-15.
13-Feb-2018 7:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

American College of Rheumatology Praises Congressional Leaders for Passing Spending Bill that Includes Part B Fix, Therapy Caps Repeal

The American College of Rheumatology praises Congressional leaders for passing today’s sweeping spending agreement, which includes a technical provision reversing a CMS policy that would have linked physicians’ quality payment adjustments to...
9-Feb-2018 10:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

American College of Rheumatology Recommends Biosimilar Use in New White Paper

The American College of Rheumatology (ACR) has published a new white paper, “The Science Behind Biosimilars – Entering a New Era of Biologic Therapy." The paper encourages providers to incorporate these drugs into treatment plans of patients...
8-Feb-2018 8:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Rheumatology Leaders to HHS: Prior Authorization, Recent Part B Payment Change are Biggest Threats to Healthcare Choice and Competition

The ACR urged HHS to reform its prior authorization policies, to reverse a recent HHS decision to apply Part B drug spending to payment adjustments under the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS); require pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs) to be...
30-Jan-2018 1:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

109 Healthcare Groups Urge Congress to Immediately Reverse CMS Policy Linking Physician Payment Adjustments to Part B Drug Costs

More than 100 of the nation’s leading patient and provider organizations – including the American College of Rheumatology – are urging Congressional leaders to immediately reverse a new Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) policy...
18-Jan-2018 3:05 PM EST Add to Favorites


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